Does that mean I waste my water? Nope. I water grass as little as necessary. (Usually only to get new seeds to grow.) Someday we'll probably laugh at the thought of having grass.
I left the flow restrictor in my showerhead. I have a 1.6 GPF toilet. It's far better than the 5 gallon ones of the past.
Watching the 3.5 gallon flush at my Mom's place seems like a ridiculous waste of water!
We're making lots of progress. Using a third of the water per flush than we did what, 30 years ago? And what is the increased cost to the consumer?
I wonder how much of that savings is being gobbled up by people w/ HUGE bathtubs and 10 GPM multiple head showers!?
When water REALLY matters, water utilities will start charging an INCREASING rate when your total volume rises. At that point, conservation will really kick in. Why should I pay more per gallon than the factory that uses 10K gallons/day for the same water?
IIRC, something like 60% of the potable water in the world gets used for irrigation. There's probably bigger gains there.